This is a great day for open-wheel racing and one that I and my Rahal Letterman Racing team have looked forward to for a long timeFeud ends in open-wheel racing Feb 22, 2008
The ever evolving and difficult nature of the racing business and the state of our sport today requires that we must evaluate our programs and determine what is in the best interest of our team and our sponsorsTeam Rahal to leave CART Mar 18, 2004
Some of those years when we had what we thought were deep fields, we had a lot of attritionIndianapolis 500 set for Sunday May 24, 2003
There are a lot of familiar faces in this lineup, that's for sureIndianapolis 500 set for Sunday May 24, 2003
While I believe you could say there is an asterisk behind the winner's names from 1996-2000, you certainly can't say that any moreIndianapolis 500 set for Sunday May 24, 2003
Robert "Bobby" Woodward Rahal (born January 10, 1953 in Medina, Ohio) is an American auto racing driver and team owner. As a driver, he won three championships and 24 races in the CART open-wheel series, including the 1986 Indianapolis 500. He also won the 2004 Indianapolis 500 as a team owner.
After retiring as a driver, Rahal held managerial positions with the Jaguar Formula 1 team and also was an interim president of the CART series. Rahal was also a sports car driver during the 1980s, and made one NASCAR start for the Wood Brothers.
Rahal began his career in SCCA feeder categories, eventually finishing second to Gilles Villeneuve in the 1977 Formula Atlantic championship. The following year, he competed in European Formula Three with Wolf Racing. Near the end of the season, Rahal raced for the Wolf Formula 1 team in the 1978 United States Grand Prix and the 1978 Canadian Grand Prix. The deal with Wolf did not continue into the 1979 season, as Wolf signed up James Hunt for the one and only car available. Rahal began the 1979 racing a Chevron in Formula Two, but returned to America mid-season and raced in the Can-Am series. During the next few seasons, he competed in various sports car events, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the IMSA GT Championship.